Glasgow City Council's Neighbourhood and Sustainability Section is home to the Neighbourhood Improvement and Enforcement Service. This team deliver a range of initiatives which aim to clean up Glasgow making it a cleaner place for people to work, children to play and for everyone to visit. Intrinsic to this service, is the Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer Programme, which encourages individuals to improve their local environment, making it cleaner and safer for everyone in their community by becoming Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers, (NIVs).
NIVs take part in a range of activities to enhance their local environment, from litter picking to reporting environmental problems. They receive support from our Neighbourhood Improvement and Enforcement Service (NIES), who supply tools, liaise with other services and participate in clean-ups.
Our NIVs tell us that being able to improve their area by personal action is very satisfying and that they like having the opportunity to make their community a better place to live.
Interested in learning more about Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers or becoming one yourself? Give us a call 0141 276 7400 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
One of our NIVs, Stephanie, tells the Evening Times why she became a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer and why she feels it is important to step up. Click here to read the case study.
You can download the 'Getting started booklet' Here.